Affecting the peripheral nervous system (which relays information from the central nervous system to organs and muscles), neuropathy (also referred to as peripheral neuropathy) occurs when peripheral nerves are compromised. Because peripheral nerves are not protected by bone like the nerves of the central nervous system are, they are more susceptible to damage, which can then cause a variety of discomfort—particularly in the arms, legs, hands, and feet—such as:
- Burning sensation
- Compromised coordination/reflexes
- Pain/stabbing sensation
- “Pins and needles“/tingling
Peripheral Neuropathy Explained
While it is sometimes an inherited condition, there are many other reasons that a person may suffer from neuropathy, with diabetes causing the significant majority. Other contributors to neuropathy may be:
- Autoimmune conditions disease, such as lupus and rheumatoid arthritis
- Side effect of medication
- Vascular disorders
- Vitamin deficiencies
Without proper care, a person may risk neuropathy discomfort becoming a permanent part of his or her life. At Total Health, we are well trained in a variety of safe and noninvasive treatment options, including deep tissue laser therapy, acupuncture, physical therapy, chiropractic care, and Neurolumen®, a system that features a light-emitting diode (known commonly as “LED”) laser and electrostimulation to regenerate nerve tissue. We first listen to your concerns, then work with you to find a regimen that best helps to alleviate your neuropathy-related discomfort. For more details on how Neurolumen® works and before-and-after testimonials, click on the image below.
If you are experiencing symptoms similar to those listed above, be sure to contact us at Total Health and talk to a member of our team about scheduling a consultation.
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